Leeds United fans react to reports that Stoke City’s Ryan Woods has been identified as Kalvin Phillips’ replacement should he leave for Aston Villa

The Sun’s Alan Nixon claims Leeds United are keeping an eye on Stoke City midfielder Ryan Woods as they seek a potential replacement for linked-away Kalvin Phillips.

The Leeds star is on the radar of Premier League side Aston Villa, and should he push for an exit, the Elland Road outfit won’t stop him.

Both sides are yet to agree on a fee, and with less than a month to the end of the summer transfer window, Marcelo Bielsa’s side are putting a contingency plan in place should Phillips leave.

Woods featured in 27 Championship games for the Potters last term, and Leeds reckon he has enough potential to blossom into a top player under the Argentine boss.

Some Whites’ fans share the same sentiment, and here is how they reacted to the reports on Twitter:

The 25-year-old brings versatility to the table as he is also able to play at both right and left-back.

He was named in Four Four Two as one of the 10 best young players in the Football League in 2015.

Woods didn’t particularly impress at Stoke last term, but has potential to become one of the best midfielders in the division after emerging as Brentford’s Supporters’ Player of the Year in 2017-18 and the club’s Players’ Player of the Year a season earlier.

Leeds will be gutted to lose Phillips, but the Potters midfielder can prove to be a perfect replacement in the end if a move is sealed for him.

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